From his thirty-five years as a practicing psychiatrist and as an award-winning author, Irvin D. Yalom imparts his unique wisdom in The Gift of Therapy. 34 quotes from The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients: ‘Though the physicality of death destroys us, th. The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and.

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Oct 03, Sepideh rated it liked it Shelves: May 10, Mengran Xu rated it it was amazing. Create a new therapy for each client. So many relevant insights!

The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

Spare yourself a few bucks by not buying this book filled with vignettes that demonstrate what is therapeutically baneful, groundless normative musings and unnecessary quotes from different books, plays, etc. It should not however, be used as professional for several reasons: The Best Books of In this perspective, our focus concentrates on those things beyond the everyday worries. This was an exciting and wholly overwhelming time as season of school was ending and the season of getting a job and actually “doing the damn thing” was starting.

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The last point is so true that I do not feel the need og defend it. Anxiety comes from the responsibility of making decisions.

Want to Read saving…. Jean-baptiste It’s a suite of ideas about how to be a good therapist, written by a famous one, in a sometimes serious sometimes amusing way. I wonder if it might have done better had it been written in an actual gfit format. Most beginner counselors are not working in a private practice and their When I started this book I was working on my master’s and absolute loved the book and all the helpful advice that is given by Yalom.


The Gift of Therapy Quotes by Irvin D. Yalom

I had and still sort of have an urgency to get more, know more and “cram” in anything to quiet the panic of “doing the damn thing” with so much left that I didn’t know. Jul 01, Mya rated it it yakom ok Shelves: I also find it difficult to balance two urges from inside of me: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Lastly, Irvin is obviously a man irivn cannot take good care of himself and is unable to detach his ego from the therapeutic process, rationalizing this as being true to himself and genuine and so forth. A lot of these tidbits were very common sense. Published January 1st by Harper Perennial first published December 24th Let the patient matter to you Acknowledge your errors Create a new therapy for each patient Do home visits Almost never make decisions for the patientFreud was not always wrong A book aimed at enriching the therapeutic process for a new generation of patients and counselors, Yalom’s Gift of Therapy is an entertaining, informative, and insightful read for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Ultimately, this book finally drove home what it’s like to be a therapist and I don’t think I like it so much anymore. Dissecting their lives like they’re frogs in science lab.


The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

The Language Instinct Steven Pinker. The Gift of Therapy Irvin Yalom. One of those books that excites me for my future career. I’ve always entertained ideas of going into therapy; this book has chased them all away.

The Gift of Therapy Quotes

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Be where the client is.

I think that’s the main message of the book with, of course, wonderful examples of how ot was with his clients. It is extraordinarily difficult to know really what the other feels; far too often we project our own feelings onto the other. From this existential orientation, Dr. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume.

Our ongoing search for substantial meaning systems often throws us into crises of meaning. He is somewhat divergent from his strict bift predecessors who were “blank screen” regarding any self-disclosure. About Irvin Yalom Irvin D. Once again, recommended to anyone interested in therapy at all. Feb 25, Deb rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. The next 10 sections describe how he discusses the issues of death, freedom, and life meaning with patients.

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Dissecting th I enjoyed this book when I started. This book is at the top of my list of any other publications I’ve read on psychotherapy.